We’re back at it again for a warm-up Yanks Abroad as leagues all around the globe are starting up. The Premier League kicked off this past weekend with injuries across the board for the Americans. But as we look around the rest of Europe there was plenty of action to keep an eye on.
Before suffering an injury in the 90th minute, Yedlin put in a full shift against a tough opponent. He was dealing with Tottenham & Dele Alli all afternoon, so he had his hands full. In the 18th minute Alli got the better of him but I actually won’t be too hard on Yedlin for this one. The moment he chose to check his surroundings and search for his man was the moment a perfect, one-touch pass was sent in. Alli had snuck in behind him and easily headed it home. DeAndred nearly scored when a corner kick fell to him, but the keeper did came up with a very strong save. Word on the injury is that he left the stadium on crutches. But it looked like it could have been a pretty serious knee injury.
The 18-year-old American subbed in for Neymar (that was fun to say) in the 82nd minute of Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-0 win over Caen to open the Ligue 1 season. Just seven minutes after entering the match he scored the third and final goal. Great work from Weah, but COME ON KEEP!
The 20 year old is playing for Hobro in Denmark and has been playing very well. He scored two goals over the weekend in a 3-2 win over Odense.
Here is video of Emmanuel Sabbi’s first goal for Hobro. pic.twitter.com/IXJW1ZFrlM— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) August 11, 2018
Here's that second goal from Sabbi. Probably the best angle on it. pic.twitter.com/m2QpNVHtXL— Scuffed (@zlebmada) August 11, 2018
The 23-year-old made his second start with Malmo in the Danish Superliga. He assisted the match winner as they defeated Dalkurd 1-0. He was subbed out in the 61st minute.
Here is video of Romain Gall’s 43rd minute assist today in his first start for Malmo (which leads Dalkurd 1-0 in the 74th minute) pic.twitter.com/0LIbSihPwo— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) August 10, 2018
The Bundesliga doesn’t start for a couple weeks, but McKennie scored in a friendly vs Fiorentina on Saturday.
Maja goal for Sunderland vs Luton 1-0 pic.twitter.com/PE5I7ga3Lw— Connor Swainston (@swainyFTM) August 11, 2018
On his loan from Everton, Robinson has gone the distance for Wigan Athletic in their first two matches in the English Championship. He turned in some pretty dreadful numbers over the weekend has Wigan fell to Aston Villa 3-2. He completed just 18/30 passes and was beaten too many times in defense.
He started at CF for Fortuna Sittard in the Netherlands as they drew 1-1 with Excelsior. Novakovich finished with just two shots, one on goal and just 65% passing.
Fulham began their Premier League campaign on Saturday, but without Ream. He is sidelined with an injury at the moment and was not available for the season opener. Fulham lossed to Crystal Palace by a final of 2-0. It doesn’t sound too serious, so their reigning Player of the Season should be back before too long.